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4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile, Attractive Portable Lamp With 6W LED Light Equivalent to 50W, May 20, 2013
This review is from: TaoTronics LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp / Detachable Emergency Light Source Lasts 8 Hours / 3 Level Dimmable Touch Control Button 6W Equivalent 50W (Marble White) (Misc.)
This TAOTRONICS ELUNE DESKLAMP/EMERGENCY LIGHT is portable and versatile, but the 6 watt LED light is equivalent to only a 50 watt bulb (at the highest setting). For me, this is the bare minimum light for a desk lamp. What I'm accustomed to is a lamp with a 100W incandescent bulb or a 13W fluorescent bulb. However, the lamp head turns easily to direct the light onto your work area, so you can make do with less wattage. The light is very white, without the yellow cast of incandescent or fluorescent light, and doesn't appear to distort colors.

This desk lamp has a slim, attractive design. The base has a small footprint (4" x 6.5") that won't hog desktop space. The rechargeable battery is built into the lamp head, and the lamp head detaches easily for use as a portable light source during power outages, as a camp lantern, or as an emergency flashlight. A carabiner comes in the box for use in attaching the lamp head to a backpack or something else if desired. The lamp head itself has a wide opening at one end that allows the lamp to hang flat against a wall.

The lamp head has a touch-sensitive on/off switch--almost too sensitive, but one gets the hang of it soon enough. A long touch turns the lamp on or off, and short touches will cycle the lamp through its three brightness settings. When the lamp battery is charging, the on/off switch blinks. If the on/off switch stops working--as mine did during the initial charging process--you can fix it by using a toothpick or other slim, nonmetal object to press the reset button located inside the area where the lamp head attaches to the gooseneck. (The lamp will turn on and off quickly when you've actually hit the reset.)

To charge the battery, you attach the lamp to the flexible gooseneck and plug the stand base into an AC outlet. An AC charger is supplied. The lamp base also has a USB port for use in charging cell phones, tablets, and other devices. (This only works when the AC charger is plugged in. Also, the power drain from larger devices may dim the LED light, although this didn't happen when I charged a Nexus 7 tablet.)

This is a very nice, well-made product; clearly it is energy efficient. However, it seems expensive for a rather plain desk lamp (currently priced near $70), unless you need the detachable emergency lamp and/or USB charging features. Because of the price and the 50 watt maximum illumination, I rate it at 4 stars ("I like it" on the official Amazon scale).

Disclaimer note: This review is based on a product supplied to me free of charge for review purposes. I have no financial interest or business relationship with the manufacturer or seller, and this review represents my independent opinion of the product.
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2014 4:08:55 PM PST
Telstar says:
They give light output in LUX. This lamp is not 50 watt equivalent at all...more like 30.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2014 6:57:52 PM PST
Lynne E. says:
Telstar, you could be right. I took the company at its word--the claim is that it's a 50W equivalent. That seemed about right when I tested it, because it gave out enough light to illuminate papers placed directly under the lamp. That was enough for working at the computer. However, I do prefer a stronger light--a minimum 100W equvalent--for reading or writing at a desk.
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